Targeting M2M market, Qualcomm Atheros launches low-energy Wi-Fi system

Telecom Lead America: Qualcomm Atheros, a networking and
connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, has launched AR4100P, an integrated
802.11n single-stream Wi-Fi system-in-package with integrated networking stack.

The introduction of the AR4100P enables Qualcomm Atheros
to expand its design ecosystem for the AR4100 and AR4100P to include multiple
microcontroller, software and module vendors, along with distribution, design
and manufacturing partners.

The AR4100P is aimed at customers implementing
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in the smart home, building and
appliances channels, the AR4100P provides system designers a more highly
integrated solution, thereby lowering system costs and simplifying system

Qualcomm claims that the AR4100P is the latest product
within the Qualcomm Atheros Internet of Everything portfolio.

The energy friendly Wi-Fi kit supports deep sleep modes
of only 2uA, enabling operation off just AA batteries. The kit also includes
expansion capabilities for additional sensors and can be easily ported to other
microcontrollers or operating systems as required. The design flow for the kit
is centered on the Embedded Workbench Integrated Development Environment from
IAR Systems.

The Qualcomm Atheros AR4100P is part of a new software
release that also includes significantly upgraded capabilities for the AR4100.
The AR4100 is supported on the TWR-WIFI-AR4100 development kit available from

“This new system-in-package reinforces Qualcomm’s
continued investment and commitment to leadership in the Internet of Everything
and machine-to-machine solutions industries. Through collaboration with our
ecosystem partners, we have developed a solution that delivers outstanding
performance for low-energy monitoring and control applications. The AR4100P
system-in-package provides a unique set of capabilities that will help expand
the growing ecosystem of connected devices,” said Adam Lapede, senior
director of product management, Qualcomm Atheros.

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